What would the price of mid-end iMac 5K going? Higher or lower or just stay at the price of $2299.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by dring, Jul 19, 2015.

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What do you think

  1. higher

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  2. lower

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  3. $2299

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  1. dring macrumors newbie

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  2. OneZweiThree macrumors regular

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    I assume, you mean the price for the upcoming model? Well it is definitely not going up (except they throw in 512gb ssd standard). Typically retina macs start with a pretty high price tag and then come down in the next iteration. But since Apple already lowered the price, they might stay like this.
     
  3. dring thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, the price for the upcoming model.
    Got it. It's quite nice for me to hear these.;)
     
  4. OneZweiThree macrumors regular

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    Do you plan on buying now or waiting for October?
     
  5. dring thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Maybe in December.
     
  6. af21187 macrumors 6502

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    Id expect a small price drop considering the manufacturing yield for the displays, which is the biggest stand-out of the computer, will be a lot better for the next revision.
     
  7. snebes macrumors 6502a

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    Are you expecting to see 3 base model iMacs in the next gen? iMacs typically have had 2 config per screen size, with BTO upgrades. Right now the retina models are 1,999/2,499. Are you asking if the 2,499 will price drop? I don't think this will happen until DDR4 goes mainstream and drops in price. I say that thinking the next gen systems will be Skylake based, which will use DDR4 memory among other, more expensive new components.
     
  8. dring thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Apple cut the price of $2,499 iMac 5K when it released $1,999 iMac 5K. It's $2,299 at present.
    DDR4 memory... Yeah, that's more expensive than DDR3 one.
     
  9. alexxk macrumors 6502

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    When I get mine.. I'm waiting for the next update.. I will probably get the 256GB SSD but upgrade to the i7 processor for editing RAW images..

    Assuming it will come with 8GB.. I have hopes Apple make it 16 standard.. but if its 8.. I will get another 16 from a third party..

    That's the plan
     
  10. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    The 5K iMac is a fantastic bargain at the moment. A 5K monitor is $1800 at least on it's own, if you have something that can run it.... But with the imac you get a top spec computer and the best software around thrown in, as well as the nicest design of a screen you can buy IMO.

    http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Monitor-...TF8&qid=1437392819&sr=8-1&keywords=5K+monitor

    anybody expecting the price to come down is just living in cloud cuckoo land.
     
  11. Mockenrue macrumors 6502

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    Having just purchased one this weekend, it's hard to consider that hit to my credit card a "bargain". But the value is hard to argue, especially with discounts that got the 3.5GHz model darned close to $2,000 with price-matching.
     
  12. xmichaelp macrumors 68000

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    It could drop to 1799 and 1999 like the old non-retina model. Maybe not next refresh though.
     
  13. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Not considering the current cost of a 5K panel....
     
  14. JoelTheSuperior macrumors 6502

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    Would definitely agree with this. Whilst I'm not a huge fan of the current iMac due to the, in my opinion, fairly weak graphics chip for the price, the screen quality is simply fantastic.

    I remember it being similar back when the 27" iMac was first released back in 2009 - at the time buying an iMac just for the 27" 1440p screen was actually justified.

    With that said, I'd love to see a sensibly priced 5k panel for my desktop PC :).
     
  15. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    That's if your desktop has 2 thunderbolt 2 ports to run the damn thing!!!
     
  16. snebes macrumors 6502a

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    Uhg.... I must have blacked that out of my memory, since I bought that model 2 weeks before the price drop. I got it for sub-$2,000 as open box from Best Buy, so not that big of a deal. But it is always a sign that a new model is coming soon if I buy anything.
     
  17. jerwin macrumors 65816

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  18. dring thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Perhaps this is your super powers...
     

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